The Department of Neurology’s stroke program extends beyond the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center and even Houston as telemedicine is available for both acute and outpatient needs. Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Office of Communications

Neurology expands telemedicine reach

A 77-year-old man in The Woodlands gets up from his favorite easy chair but, as he makes his way to the kitchen, suddenly falls on the unforgiving tile floor. Weakness on one side and slurred speech prompt loved ones to make an urgent call to 9-1-1.

UTHealth research: Misfolded form of pancreatic protein could induce type 2 diabetes symptoms

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), according to researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

McCullough honored with NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

McGovern Medical School’s Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., has won the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She will receive up to $4.6 million in funding for research investigating the impact of social isolation on stroke recovery.